The Secret Map to the Huckleberry Patch
acrylic on canvas
on verso initialed and dated 2021
40 x 30 in, 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for: $1,375
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
Bracken Hanuse Corlett is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance 22 years ago and eventually transitioned towards his current practice that fuses sculpture, painting & drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation and narrative. Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Modern Art, Three Walls Gallery, Ottawa International Animation Festival Vancouver International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. In 2019, Corlett created a projection mapping work for Façade Festival in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation which was presented at the Vancouver Art gallery on September 11 along with Josh Hite and Justine Chambers.
The Secret Map to the Huckleberry Patch is a topographical painting that symbolizes the protection of [Corlett’s peoples’] traditional hunting and gathering grounds and practices. These practices are key to [Corlett’s peoples’] ceremonial life and existence, yet they are constantly under the threat of industry, pollution and climate change. There is a push and pull to being more secretive about [Corlett’s peoples’] hunting and gathering grounds, so they aren't interfered with and/or making it known to the world so they can be collectively protected. Corlett states that there will always be the secret-secret huckleberry patch and getting access to the map usually requires blood, time and reciprocation. The Secret Map to the Huckleberry Patch is a unique work.
Please note: this work is unframed.
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